The objective of the workshop is to learn many new and exciting ways to paint spontaneous watercolors. We will explore, experiment and nurture the creativity in each person participating. Robert likes to put fun into the process of painting. Along with his enthusiasm, and many new techniques, he will create an atmosphere for creative watercolor painting. Beginning, intermediate and accomplished watercolor painters are welcome!
Each class there will one or more painting exercises. Handout materials and some preparation instructions will be emailed to each student. At the beginning of each session you will see examples of that days painting. Then you will watch Robert demonstrate that painting. You will paint along with Robert, step by step. There will be detailed explanations of all the painting exercises. Robert will look at each individuals endeavors and give valuable feedback. You will gain from this workshop a new enthusiasm for watercolor painting and many new techniques and knowledge that you can use for a lifetime!
A #10 or #12 round brush. Or a Chinese calligraphy brush about the same size. Chinese calligraphy brushes and Sable hair brushes hold more water than the synthetic brushes.
A 3/4” or 1” flat watercolor o. Or a 1” Hake brush.
A watercolor palette filled with watercolor paint.
Colors can be what you have but you must have some black. Robert will be using: Permanent Rose or Alizarine Crimson, Vermillion, Azo yellow (Aureolin), Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Phthalocyanine Blue or Prussian Blue, Hookers Green or Viridian Green, Burnt Sienna, and Black. You don’t have to have these colors.
A No. 2 HB pencil (sharp), a cotton rag, some tissues.
One full sheet of 140# cold pressed watercolor paper torn down to 7.5” x 11” and a backing board or one watercolor block 8” x 10” or 9” x 12”.
A water container–an empty peanut butter jar or a yogurt container will work fine.
A mouth atomizer–available from art suppliers and a small plastic cup or shot glass.
A wooden skewer
A spray bottle. Some salt.
One sheet of copy paper and some masking tape.
A plastic card, (door key or old credit card),
Some heavy white paper for mounting paintings–will discuss in first class.
Instructor: Robert Regis Dvorák has been making drawing and painting fun and easy to learn 39 years. A California artist and keynote speaker on subjects of creativity, he has authored: Travel Drawing and Painting, Drawing without Fear, The Magic of Drawing, Experiential Drawing, and The Practice of Drawing as Meditation, The Pocket Drawing Book, and articles on drawing and watercolor painting in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magazine. He has a bachelors degree in architecture from the University of Illinois and a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.